Harold Wilfred Libbert, 78, Meta, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, at his home surrounded by family.
He was born April 17, 1945, to the late Lionel John and Arharta Anna (Wieberg) Libbert in St. Thomas.
He was united in marriage to Norma Jean Jaegers May 20, 1967.
Harold attended St. Elizabeth R-V High School.
Following graduation, he honorably served his country in the U. S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division.
Harold possessed a strong work ethic and was a jack-of-all-trades. Throughout his working career he was employed for various businesses including McGraw Edison, Lincoln University, Bush and Ladda Painting Company, and Meta Motor Company. Harold has been self-employed the past 30 plus years owning his own business as a well pump repairman and installer, backhoe and dump truck service, track hoe and trencher service, plumber, and general repairman contractor. After years of hard work and perseverance, Harold finished building his family cabin.
He was active in the Meta Community serving as the Mayor for the City of Meta for over 30 years and a city alderman. Additionally, he volunteered at the Meta Fire Department, served as an EMT for the COMM-UNITY Ambulance, was manager of the Civic League, officer of the Meta Senior Apartments, and chief water operator for several area cities/towns. Harold donated blood as often as he could and undertook his civic duty during election days volunteering his time as a poll judge.
He was a faithful and devoted member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Meta.
Harold was preceded in death by parents, Lionel and Aharta; sisters, Bonnie and Sandy Libbert; father and mother-in-law, Norman and Delphine Jaegers; and brothers-in-law, Dick Rehagen and Edward Bock.
He is survived by loving wife, Norma Jean; children, Marty Libbert, Mandi Steinlage and husband Randy and Micky Libbert; grandchildren, Clayton Libbert and wife Caley, Colton and Cadyn Libbert, Kearra, Cora and Karina Steinlage and Jack and Cami Libbert; great-grandchildren, Henley and Abraham Libbert, with one great-grandchild on the way; siblings, Anton Libbert and wife Dolores, Terry Libbert and wife Pam, Loyd Libbert and wife Dina, and Betty Jean Kemna and husband Curtis; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Rehagen, Darlene Bock and Wanda Sturtz and husband David; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 12 (noon) until 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11, with a prayer service at noon, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Meta.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Meta with Fr. Leonard Mukiibi officiating. Interment with military honors will be held in St. Cecilia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions suggested to St. Cecilia Cemetery Association.
Arrangements entrusted to Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Meta.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.fancher-rekusfuneralhomes.com.